Caring for individuals, families & the community
BestSelf Behavioral Health
255 Delaware Avenue, Suite 300, Buffalo, New York 14202
Are you or someone you love struggling with a mental health or substance use disorder? If you feel like behavioral health challenges are getting the Best of you, it’s time to talk to our experts.
We proudly offer Community Behavioral Health Clinics that provide all of the services you need under one roof. This new concept in outpatient care is designed to produce better outcomes.
Whether you know the services you need or you don’t even know where to start—you’ve come to the right place. Our caring staff is here to listen to your story and match you with the right services.
If your son or daughter is facing a mental health challenge, you are not alone. We offer innovative, researched-based preventive and treatment programs that help children and teens become their Best.
Mental illnesses are treatable and most people receive relief with an individualized treatment plan. BestSelf is proud to provide personalized, evidence-based mental health services that are focused on you.
When it comes to keeping your family healthy and happy—we’re in this together. Learn more about the mental health services and support programs we offer for families throughout Western New York.
BestSelf offers a full spectrum of care for individuals experiencing problems related to alcohol and/or drug use—from counseling and medication-assisted treatment to relapse and prevention training.
The Lighthouse is a residential treatment facility for pregnant and parenting women and their children. We provide a supportive recovery environment that empowers women to live substance-free lives.
Provides mobile addiction treatment in the community. Treatment team includes physicians, nurses, counselors and peer support services.
The BestSelf Recovery Community is truly a “center without walls,” actively expanding throughout the area to provide people with more pathways to recovery in more places.
The BestSelf Health Home provides free, comprehensive care management services to qualified Medicaid recipients to ensure their medical, mental health and substance abuse needs are being met.
Our Children’s Health Home provides free, comprehensive care management to eligible children and youth. Our care managers make sure kids have access to all the services they need to stay healthy.
Partners with the family to create and implement an individual plan of care that supports and strengthens the family in order to maintain the child in the community.
We’re proud to offer a wide range of services to homeless individuals with mental illness. Our “housing first” approach gets people off the streets and links them with the care they need.
The Outreach team works with area shelters as well as actively seeks out this difficult population under bridges, in alleys, on railroad tracks, park benches and other places not meant for human habitation.
Everyone deserves the chance to become his or her BestSelf. Harambee House is a residential facility providing permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals with mental illness.
We help individuals recovering from mental illness or substance abuse disorders with obtaining and maintaining employment. We offer a wide range of services from career counseling to job placement.
BestSelf Vocational Services can arrange a linkage with ACCESS-VR services. Learn how a state vocational counselor can develop an Individualized Plan of Employment (IPE) that achieves your goals.
BestSelf is dedicated to strengthening the mental health and safety of children at home, school and in the community. Learn how our Building Brighter Futures program keeps kids safe and productive.
Onsite counseling services embedded in area community centers, elementary and high schools.
The CAC works with law officials and medical, mental health and child protection professionals to help children and their families with a single, child-friendly, coordinated response.
BestSelf was awarded a four-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant to integrate primary care with behavioral health.
BestSelf is co-located at various primary care and pediatrician offices where we provide onsite counseling services.
The new BestSelf Recovery Community is a one-of-a-kind concept created to give people in all stages of recovery, and their families, a safe and welcoming environment to reclaim their lives. The BestSelf Recovery Community takes a holistic approach to recovery, offering a wide range of personalized services to promote healthy lifestyles—from support groups and life-skills training to nutrition seminars and exercise classes.
All of our programs and activities are created and lead for people in recovery by people in recovery. So when you’re part of the BestSelf Recovery Community, you’re among friends who understand what you’re going through.
No matter what stage of recovery you’re in, or where you live in Western New York, you can discover your BestSelf here. Although many of our programs take place at our Buffalo headquarters, the BestSelf Recovery Community is truly a “center without walls,” actively expanding throughout the area to provide people with more pathways to recovery in more places. And because our members help create and drive our programming—the BestSelf Recovery Community is always changing and growing.
Look for this month’s calendar in Recovery Community News.
12-Step Groups: Attend one of our AA or NA meetings
Addiction and the Brain: Psychoeducation group for individuals in recovery and their families
Addiction and the Family: Learn about addiction as a family disease and how to support recovery
Emotional First Aid: Navigate the world of emotions and learn how to manage feelings
Let’s Go!: Find energy and enthusiasm to recharge your recovery
Peer-to-Peer: A group for people in recovery led by people in recovery
Recovery Enhancement: Focus on stress release and mindfulness to support recovery
Self-Care: Discover your own needs and learn to take care of them
Smart Recovery: Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research
Education and Vocation Support
Physical Wellness Programs
Personalized Recovery Plans
Family support groups
Life skills training
Information on how to access addiction treatment services
Assistance with navigating insurance
No insurance necessary